Family History Notebook

Thomas Swinney

Son of George Swinney and Dorothy Reavely, born at Wreckenton, baptised on the 29th of March 1829 at St John, Gateshead Fell

Married Margary Lanther or Lauther or Lawther or Luther1 on the 7th of April in 1850 in St Nicholas, Newcastle


Martha, born 1853 in Heworth, County Durham
Robert William, born 1859 in Heworth
Margaret Jane, born 1865 in Heworth

Died on the 27th of December 1906 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Person ID 05138


0    Text in red represents information obtained from the internet (family trees etc) which I have not yet confirmed.

1    BMD index gives Lanther, marriage register transcription gives Lauther, family tree gives Lawther. The mother's maiden name for all three children is given as Luther in the GRO indexes.

2    A family tree on Ancestry suggests a daughter Mary born 1862 but there is no Mary Swinney registered 1862 whose mother's maiden name was Lawther or similar


a)    1841 UK census    Living with his parents in Heworth, County Durham
        1851 UK census    Married to Margery (24), a locomotive engine driver in Felling
        1861 UK census    Not found
        1871 UK census    An engine driver in an iron works. Living in Washington with his wife and three children
        1881 UK census    A factory engineman. Living in Heworth with his wife and daughter Margaret
        1891 UK census    Thomas is now widowed - a fireman (stoker?) in Birtley
        1901 UK census    Retired and living with his married daughter in Elswick.

b)    The marriage of Thomas Swinney and Margary Lanther was registered in the second quarter of 1850 in the Newcastle upon Tyne district (25 419)

        The death of Thomas Swinney age 77 was registered in the fourth quarter of 1906 in the Newcastle upon Tyne district (10b 63)

c)    National Probate Calendar:
SWINNEY Thomas of 59 Loadman-street Newcastle-upon-Tyne died 27 December 1906 Probate Newcastle-upon-Tyne 17 January to William Dobbyn machinist   Effects 456 7s

d)    The birth of Martha Swinney, mother's maiden name Luther was registered in the first quarter of 1853 in the Gateshead district (GRO 10a 393)
        The birth of Robert William Swinney, mother's maiden name Luther, was registered in the fourth quarter of 1859 in the Gateshead district (GRO 10a 496)
        The birth of Margaret Jane Swinney, mother's maiden Luther was registered in the first quarter of 1865 in the Gateshead district (GRO 10a 636)